|Date of birth:||1888|
|Place of birth:||Jersey|
|Rank / Service No:||Lance Corporal, G/19966|
|Died:||28th July 1916, aged 28 years|
|Commemorated:||Arras Memorial, France|
Albert was the fourth of 11 siblings born to Philip and Lizzie A. Baudains (nee Le Cornu), who married on Jersey in 1884.
Both parents lived their whole lives on Jersey. Philip, a farmer, was born in 1863 and died on 17 September 1937 and Lizzie was born in 1861, passing away on 9 May 1945.
Philip Lesbirel b. 1885 Jersey d. 10 March 1973 Jersey Married Lena Marie De La Perelle in 1909.
Lilian b. 1886 Jersey d. ??
Reginald John b. 1887 Jersey d. 13 July 1973 Jersey Married Florence Alice ?
Elsie B. b. 1890 Jersey d. ??
Mabel E. b. 1891 Jersey d. ??
John b. 1894 Jersey d. ??
William Clarence b. 1896 Jersey d. 22 October 1983 Jersey Married Lucy Agnes in 1922.
Clarence William b. 1896 Jersey d. 25 November 1979 Jersey Married Alice Maud ??
Raymond b. 1901 Jersey d. 17 October 1978 Jersey
Agnes M b. 1903 Jersey d. ??
Albert, a Porter at the Halkett Hotel in St. Helier in 1901, married Violet Lilian Tostevin on Jersey; it is not known when the wedding took place.
Violet, a dressmaker, was born on Jersey in 1895. The couple moved to the mainland presumably after their wedding, and lived at 68 Cranbury Avenue.
The 21st (Islington) battalion was raised on 18 May 1915, by the Mayor and the borough.
It arrived in France in early June 1916, as part of the 121st Brigade in the 40th Division.
They went to the front line near Loos and were later in action at the Battle of the Ancre on the Somme.
It was on the Somme that Albert perished, no more than 6 weeks after he had arrived in France.
|Published:||7th December 2016|
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